Mathematics for Accounting

Nelson Mandela University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Mathematics for Accounting

  • Host University

    Nelson Mandela University

  • Location

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Mathematics, Statistics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview


    This module will equip students with the necessary knowledge of operational research and financial Mathematics as required in a number of commerce and construction management degree programmes.

    After completion of this module, students will be able to:

    • use a financial calculator to do a variety of financial calculations;
    • perform interest and annuity calculations;
    • account for missed payments and changes in interest rates;
    • evaluate multiple transaction cash flow streams;
    • recognise the time value of money;
    • solve Linear Programming problems using the corner-point method;
    • calculate ranges of optimality;
    • minimise transportation cost using the North-West corner method;
    • plan projects with PERT and CPM.


    • The basic theory of interest and annuities.
    • Time value of money (including missed payments, changes in interest rates, amortization tables and sinking funds).
    • Linear programming.
    • Sensitivity analysis.
    • Elementary matrix algebra.
    • Transportation problems.
    • PERT networks.

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